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A Prayer for the Persecuted

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A Prayer for the Persecuted




  The truth is whispered in the wind.
  A lone eagle screeches
  Calling out 
  "Remember the persecuted". 

  Men, women and children
  cast out
  Into the Scottish winter.
  Despairing to God

  Sheep now graze
  Over the dereliction.
  Scottish  blood 
  Still spatters the heather.

  Amen

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  1. Date: 8/9/2014 8:53:00 PM
    this was obviously a tragedy in the history of your country. So sad that these things happened and even today, such things continue to happen in the world. I enjoyed this and I hope it will get other comments because it is a good poem.

    JACKSON Avatar LINDA JACKSON
    Date: 8/10/2014 3:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your lovely comments. The clearances in Scotland were terrible. The landowners turned the families out of their homes for the purpose of grazing sheep which would be more lucrative. A lot of American citizens have Scottish ancestors. I am not Scottish but have moved here. I have a lot of Welsh relatives - which makes me rather sheepish.